I have had PTSD for 6 years. How long have you lived with this? How long was it before you got help? For me it was 4 years before I could not take it anymore and realized I needed professional help. I was so afraid of being locked up in a mental instituion for the rest of my life I would not get help. Did you turn to drugs or booze to kill the pain? I turned to booze and drank everynight in hopes that I would sleep without nightmares. My therapist got me to stop drinking. Once in a while I still feel the need to to get drunk, but those session are maybe every couple months and the hang over and sickness usually ensure I don't do that again for a while. I also abused my meds taking more at times that I should in an effort sleep.
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